Author: AARP Foundation

Amazon on Tuesday announced it will offer SNAP recipients – about 20 percent of the US population – Prime membership for $5.99 per month, less than the regular rate of $10.99 per month. The move is framed as a way for the online retailer to cater to the low-income shoppers usually drawn to Walmart.

As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, conducted an oversample of respondents ages 50–80 for the 2017 Food and Health Survey to help uncover insights […]

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Ohio ranks among the ten worst states for food insecurity among older adults, with almost 18 percent of those over 60 struggling with hunger. 40 percent of Ohio’s over-60 population are eligible for but not enrolled in SNAP, according to a new report from the Center for Community Solutions, which […]

Nutrition needs change as we age. We may become less active, our metabolism slows and our ability to absorb some nutrients becomes less efficient. This means that the foods we choose to eat, and the amount of nutrients in those foods, become even more important. Watch this explanatory video and use MyPlate for Older Adults […]

Healthy Living and Diet Perceptions, Food Purchasing and Consumption Habits

Food security is critical for low-income older adults as poor nutrition can contribute to and exacerbate chronic illness. Download this resource guide and toolkit for health care providers.